George III Fire-Gilt Brass and Leather-Bound Tea Caddy
Late 18th century, attributed to Henry Clay
Painted in the round and inset with opposing jasperware panels. Height 4 1/2 inches (11.5 cm), width 4 1/2 inches (11.5 cm), depth 3 3/8 inches (8.5 cm).
Henry Clay, 'Japanner in Ordinary to his Majesty and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales' held a patent issued in 1772 stating ''making in paper high varnished panels for ... cabinets, book-cases, screens, chimney pieces, tables, tea-trays and waiters'. He also specialized in Tea Caddy's incorporating inset jasperware panel and Etruscan decoration.
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